When two very different cultures come together, the results can be highly intriguing, but only if you’re like, super into yogurt. Fusing two of the other kind of culture's food: MexiKosher.
Just now open on Pico (duh), MexiKosher's exactly what it sounds like: a fantastic pun, and also a traditional Mexican restaurant employing all-Kosher preparations overseen by a chef who's done time at Maestro's and Bastide, and is now feeding it to you in a small, casual room with one side constructed of (and apparently this is legal) stones from Jerusalem’s holy Western Wall, aka the row of Tercels blocking you from getting to Vermont. The basic menu's got your burritos, tacos, nachos, etc., which you can load up with whatever protein you please, including carne asada, baja fish (cod), beef schnitzel, and birria: lamb and beef braised for 16hrs in mixed dried chilis, so be sure to wash your hands after eating lest you burn your Left Eye, then it burns down Andre Rison’s mansion. In addition, the chef's got specials every day (homemade tamales, grilled sweetbreads) with an emphasis on prepping items that’d normally be non-Kosher by subbing in inventive ingredients, including a soy-based sour cream and duck-and-brisket "carnitas" confit'd in duck fat -- hey, thanks Goldberg!
In addition, they've got 15 salsa options including mango habanero, roasted tomato & garlic, and an insanely spicy one made with the rare ghost chili, because all cultures can agree that chilies named after sexy Patrick Swayze movies are awesome.
Published: August 18, 2011 at 4:00am EDT
8832 W Pico
Los Angeles, CA 90048
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